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. this is a devastating loss. >> reporter: got a grammy nomination? >> unbelievable. >> reporter: chuck brown was 75. he began performing back in the 1960s. by the '70s when the rest of the country was deep into disco, d.c. had its own sound called go go. ♪ chuck's biggest hit "busting loose" soared you have the charts in -- up the charts in 1978. even today it's played on every d.c. radio station. ♪ chuck brown's live concerts were a family affair. four generations turned out to hear chuck. >> he ohm boyed what we are, who we are, what we do. >> he is the true definition of d.c. culture. >> if you're from d.c. you have to be a chuck brown fan. >> how? >> right now because right now, i'm just enjoying every minute of -- of being on this planet. >> reporter: probably don't even have a permit for this and no idea how long it's going to go on but it's chuck brown, you really don't need a permit. somebody said that chuck brown is to d.c. what elvis is to memphis. back to you in the studio. >> as we mourn the loss of chuck brown we want to know what your favorite memories are of the god father of go to.
bear" series. >>> concern has been growing over chuck brown. he hasn't performed in more than two months and little was said about his whereabouts. >> he is in a hospital in baltimore. he's recovering from pneumonia. as bruce johnson reports, the reason for worry is because someone said chuck brown is to d.c. what elvis is to memphis. ♪ feel like busting loose >> reporter: for nearly five decades, chuck brown has been the godfather of d.c.'s original go go sound. >> all the kids wanted it. all the grownups wanted it. >> reporter: music has never caught on like that in mo town in memphis. but record artists over the years know chuck brown. 75 chuck brown has been absent from the stage for nearly for months. his band recently performed in his absence prompting rumors of his death throughout the internet. he's still being treated in the intensive care unit at johns hopkins university hospital in baltimore. his manager and and a family member would only confirm he's still hospitalized and they continue to ask his fans to pray for him. >> we are sharing our love for d.c.'s own chuck
transcends jazz. you have bob marlly who develops a general reand -- genre. you have chuck brown who develops a genre and transcends that. >> reporter: paying homage to chuck brown will be a host of stars like donny simpson and huggy lowdown. the chuck brown bands will also perform. >> his death should change people's minds. >> reporter: the people who will be performing at the washington convention center tomorrow for chuck brown's funeral tell me this town has never seen the type of musical sendoff we'll see. add to that much of the world still don't know much about go go music and tomorrow could end up being one for the history books. >> gospel, jazz, blues, go go. especially go go will send chuck off in a manner that's fitting of a king. >> reporter: doors open at 10:00. the funeral is set to begin two hours later after 14,500 people have entered the doors, the doors will be closed. bruce johnson, 9news now. >> on wednesday d.c.'s congressional delegate eleanor holmes norton introduce add resolution to the house of representatives that would create a chuck brown day this year
on the behalf of the city and children. >> brown ran against gray in the 2010 race. brown says gray gave him cash and money orders to stay in the race and verbal attack a third candidate then mayor adrienne fenty. >>> marion barry is recovering at a las vegas hospital after being treated for a blood clot. he says he got the clot while waiting on a plane in memphis. the 76-year-old is expected to make a full recovery. he says his doctors are telling him to stay on blood thinners and get plenty of exercise. he will also have to take it easy the next several days. >>> here's a look at some other things making news now. today marks the one-year anniversary of the tornado which devastated job lynn, missouri. >> president owe bam -- joplin, missouri. >> president obama visited on monday. we have more on the recovery. >> reporter: president obama didn't have to look far for motivation by his commencement address for joplin high school class of 2012. >> as lie out at this class and across this city, what's clear is that you're the source of inspiration today. >> reporter: it was may 22, 2011 when a
state trooper wesley brown after brown tossed him out of an appleby's restaurant in forrestville. brown was off duty working security at the restaurant at the time. >>> the younger brother of two n.f.l. players is charged in the murder of a denver man. 19-year-old michael davis is accused in a series of hammer attacks in the district. one of the victims was found dead in the petworth neighborhood april 24. the suspect is the brother of san francisco 49er tight end brandon davis and mb vontae davis. >>> a howard county man is now in jail facing drug charges after half a million dollars worth of marijuana was found inside his home in laurel. investigators found a massive growing operation in the basement, 341 plants, and sophisticated equipment. the suspect's suspect -- the suspect lives in northboro in howard county. >>> the soul survivor of a fiery crash in chevy chase is suing the people who helped to save his life. an 18-year-old was a passenger in a stolen car with three other people. his lawyers say the dee tails of the crash is different than what the police say what happened. >> t
weather but this was the scene yesterday as thousands lined up to say goodbye. brown died nearly two weeks ago from pneumonia. he was 75. people didn't seem to have a problem braving the heat and the long line to say goodbye. >> it's just amazing. it just speaks to how much of he was loved. all across the city. >> on thursday streets around the washington convention center will also be closed for chuck brown's pep moral service. mayor vincent -- memorial service. mayor vincent gray has ordered all d.c. flags at half staff. 9news now will broadcast thursday's memorial live on the air and on our website at wusa9.com. >>> we have lost yet another music legend. that is doc watson, the master of folk country blues and gospel. he's a grammy winner several times over and has influenced countless musicians have followed his work. he died yesterday in a hospital in north carolina. he was 89. >>> our time was 4:34. >>> federal safety teams have asked their counterparts from canada to step in and lead the investigation into a deadly mid air collision in northern virginia. that's because one pilot in
he then gave to mayoral candidate sulaimon brown. >> he realized he made a serious mistake in the way he had gone about handling it initially. >> reporter: the scheme included money orders. the money was intended to keep brown in the race so he could bash on then mayor adrian fenty. it was supposed to create an easy path for gray to get elected. brooks is expected to plead guilty. thomas gore also pled guilty. brooks is expected to become somewhat of an informant as the investigation into vincent gray's 2010 campaign continues. >> he's agreed to cooperate fully with federal investigators and he's certainly going to hold up that end of the bargain. >> reporter: 9news now. >> brooks could receive up to six months in prison or probation. the question everyone is asking now is how much of this if any did mayor gray know about. he has repeatedly said he has had nothing to do with any campaign wrongdoings but the investigation is far from over. >>> d.c. council member marion barry is facing more criticism. yesterday he did his best to apologize to the asian american community. his apology c
viewing for chuck brown is today at the howard theatre on t street in northwest. the viewing from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on thursday the community can attend a memorial from noon till 3:00. that is at the washington convention center. if you plan to attend this week's farewells, you are asked to please use public transportation. it's expected to be very crowded. many streets around howard theatre and the convention center will be closed for these events. to see a complete list of those closings, go to our website. if you can't make it to the thursday memorial, wusa9 will broadcast them live on our air and our website wusa9.com. >>> you can pay your own tribute to chuck brown's life and his legacy on a special facebook page we created. log on to facebook and type rip godfather of go-go. >>> faa investigators are trying to figure out what led to a deadly air collision in fauquier county, virginia. the planes collided around 4:00 yesterday afternoon. two people died and another person injured in the crash. >> the trail of plane parts and debris is scattered between the two crash sites. >>
yesterday he illegally funneled campaign funds to sulaimon brown. >>> a judge has found richard kim guilty of selling alcohol to a minor. kim owns town square market on mcarthur boulevard in northwest washington. nine nine now had been investigating the store since december. nine -- nine 9 witnessed dozens of alcohol purchases of underage patronessed. >> governor martin o'malley sign add bill into law. the $260 million tax increase passed last week by the special session. it affects earners of $150,000. the bills will keep the state from having to cut almost half a billion dollars in state spending. >>> maryland lawmakers, looks like they could be in for a special session. gambling would be the focus of this one. governor o'malley is planning it for the week of july 9 but it will only take place if prince george's county leaders can reach a consensus on whether or not they would like to bring a casino to national harbor. >>> this may not come as a surprise but the public perception of congress isn't good. the law making body has a disapproval rating this week of 78.4%. >> wow. there is evi
the 34-year-old actor in brown skin portraying a bollywood producer from india named rag looking for love. a spokeswoman said the dating parody was intended to be funny and was never intended to stereotype or offend anyone. >>> tony nominees take a bite out of the big apple. >> we have more in today's look at entertainment. >> reporter: it was the nominees reception for the tony awards in new york. >> i don't think about the past or any favorite roles. i think about what i'm doing at the moment. it is my favorite role. >> reporter: these women each have five previous nominations. the new trailer for "the dark knight rises" is out. batman tries to protect got them from a new villain. it takes eight years after the event of the dark knight. it opens july 20. scarlett johansson now has a store on hollywood's walk of fame. >> i never would have thought this possible, a permanent home on hollywood boulevard. >> reporter: johannson who is 27 has been acting most of her life. she made her day view in an off broadway play at the age of 8 and also appeared on late night with conan o'brien the same
to life in prison. trooper brown was working security at an applebee's when he was shot and killed by williams. >>> we'll be calling her chief for quite a long time. cathy lanier's contract has been renewed for an additional five years. mayor vincent gray said lanier's work to reduce crime city wide and the public's confidence in the police department led to the extension. no salary increase. it's going to remain the same, roughly $250,000 a year. >>> a mississippi man charged with kidnapping a mother and her three daughters and killing two of them is now on the f.b.i.'s ten most-wanted list. 35-year-old adam mayes believed to be hiding in northeast mississippi with two of the girls he's accused of abducting. federal authorities are asking for the public's help in finding these sisters. >>> jury deliberations are expected to resume in the murder trial of william balfour. he's accused of killing singer/actress jennifer hudson's mother, brother and nephew. >>> prosecutors are expected to rest their kay against former -- their case against former democratic candidate john edwards. the
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